Sunday, September 30, 2012

9 friends + YOU

Or maybe ask 9 stranger to enjoy Kathryn Erbe as Pat Nixon on the Vineyard Theater stage. Here you can also see the timetable of Checkers.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Checkers Tickets

Get your Checkers Tickets here. I love the preart poster.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tickets to Vineyard Theatre's CHECKERS, Go on Sale Sept 24

Sunday, September 23rd marks the 60th anniversary of Richard Nixon's political game-changing "Checkers speech," and on Monday, September 24th at 10 a.m. tickets go on sale for the Vineyard Theatre's world-premiere production of CHECKERS, a play by Douglas McGrath about Nixon, his wife Pat and that historic speech. CHECKERS is directed by Terry Kinney. Preview performances begin at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St.) on October 12; October 31 is opening night. Tickets can be purchased by calling The Vineyard box office at 212 353 0303 or online at

Mr. McGrath's play CHECKERS is described, as follows: It’s 1952. A young Richard Nixon is campaigning as his party’s candidate for Vice-President, his wife Pat proudly at his side, when an accusation of financial impropriety almost ends his promising career. In a momentous speech, he takes charge of his fate, and changes the character of American politics forever. CHECKERS is a revelatory look at Nixon’s drive, history and most surprisingly, his marriage to Pat – all of which are explored with insight, blistering wit and unexpected tenderness. A stunning new play from Academy Award nominee Douglas McGrath, whose film credits include EMMA, INFAMOUS and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. Directed by Terry Kinney (REASONS TO BE PRETTY, AFTER ASHLEY).

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the "Checkers speech" -- delivered before a national television audience on September 23, 1952 -- Chuck Todd on his "The Daily Rundown" program on MSNBC-TV on September 20, 2012 remarked that the speech "helped re-shape modern politics and usher in the era of TV as the vehicle for political messaging…by one man who would one day change the face of Presidential politics for good," going on to note how the effects of Nixon's speech are reflected in the 2012 Presidential race.

Friday, September 14, 2012

New Movie: Blood from a Stoner

See what Nantz discovered on twitter a few days ago:

Exciting news during a time of many exciting Kathryn news ;o)

I went on a little google search if there are any information about this new movie and found a short article.

Set in Greenwich Village, the short film BLOOD FROM A STONER is the story of a fraught lunch between a grown woman and her aging, pot-smoking, difficult father and the waiter who brings a welcome dose of civility to the proceedings. Its sensibility is both comic and sad as it involves the main characters’ coming to terms with the wreckage of the past, letting go of familial expectations and accepting what is.

BLOOD FROM A STONER was produced Off Broadway in the prestigious Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of one-act plays. Here's what people have said:

"Jeanne Dorsey's BLOOD FROM A STONER is a sensitive and exciting play. It makes the basis for a very fine film."
- Romulus Linney, Obie Award Winning Playwright (RIP)

"BLOOD FROM A STONER depicts the fraught but deep connection that exists between parents and their grown children. It's hilarious, heartbreaking and exquisitely subtle. I look forward to the film version."
- Geoffrey Nauffts, Tony Nominated Playwright, Artistic Director of Naked Angels Theatre Company

"I love a script where the characters leap up off the page and have complicated relations with each other. How does that happen? It seems magical, but I know it isn't - it's talent and skill. That's how I feel about BLOOD FROM A STONER. It makes me worry, weep and cheer."
- Lois Smith, Tony Nominated Actress

So Blood from a Stoner will be a theater play adaption made by the same writer/director. I also read on a few pages that the maker try to raise money for the short film project since 2011. I'm glad they will start to shoot soon. I cross my fingers for more information and joining in all the known social networks.

P.S. I'll be in vacations for the next two weeks and maybe can't update you with all the happening around Kathryn but I'll try my best.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Another on set photo

Twittered by Warren Leight: A Special Day in Harlem

Twittered by Kelli Giddish: svu behind the scenes... kickin ass and checkin emails

The SVU crew will wok tonight at Graham Court on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd - thank you Blanca.

Kathryn looks so amazing.I'm really exciting about Acceptable Loss.

100 Drabble - Season

Title: The last warm sun beams
Prompt: Season
Characters: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren
Rating: K+
Word Count: 101
A/N 1: My view of the ‘he left’ comment.
A/N 2: Sorry, no time for a beta check.

Maybe it was the last warm day of summer. The sun was still warm but the strong wind announced the coming fall. Digging her toes into the chilling sand, Alex leaned back and enjoyed the view over the ocean.

She was glad living back in Rockaway close to the Atlantic – the perfect balance to the new task force job.

Strong arms wrapped around her body and Alex nuzzled even closer to Bobby’s frame. They both smiled down the tiny bundle in her lap, still astonished about the miracle they had made only a few months ago – happy family in the end.

Filming SVU - 9/13

Like Blanca mentioned Kathryn should film Acceptable Loss today. Unfortunately OLV didn't mentioned anything about the SVU crew. Tuesday they had been at the Chelsea Studios. Luckily Dick Wolf twittered an on set photo two days ago.

WolfFilms Talk about a DYNAMIC DUO! Kathryn Erbe & Mariska Hargitay are shooting a scene together on the #SVU set today.

There is also a short note about Kathryn in a Warren Leight interview by - | September 12, 2012 at 5:00 PM

So you mentioned Padget Brewster and you mentioned Dean Winters and Adam Baldwin. Are there any other guest stars that you can talk about?

WL: The fourth episode has Kathryn Erbe coming to us as Alexandra Eames from “Criminal Intent.” Her character is now on a joint terrorism task force. Katie will be back later in the year at some point for sure and, I suspect, there’s room for another Dean Winters episode later on. He was pretty dynamic.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cantor Fitzgerald & BGC Partners Host Annual Charity Day

Look who attended Cantor Fitzgerald & BGC Partners Host Annual Charity Day On 9/11 To Benefit Over 100 Charities Worldwide:

Photos made by:
  • Mike McGregor and Jeff Schear - Getty Images North America
  • John Lamparski - Contributor

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Choose your seat

Members of Vineyard Theater can now reserve their tickets to CHECKERS, which had its fantastic cast announced on Friday! Can't wait to get tickets Anthony LaPaglia and Kathryn Erbe as Mr. and Mrs. Nixon? Become a member today!
But if you can wait a little longer, the public sale will start September 17th.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Kathryn on SVU set

Yesterday popped up a few more pictures of Kathryn on the set of Acceptable Loss. Thank you Blanca for sharing. She also found out that Kathryn will be film again for SVU on next Tuesday and Thursday. I cross my fingers for even more photos and little reports.

The other six photos (with time code) I found here at the LJ of a friend and also TheReel posted one of them. I couldn't find the source yet, but will add it as soon as possible.

And when you want to get a Bobby spoiler, click here.


There passed weeks without any big news about Kathryn and now every day something new. So wonderful, Kathryn will be back on stage. I like Anthony LaPaglia a lot but can't imagine him as Nixon yet. Let's wait for first rehearsal articles - toi toi toi.

Meet the Nixons: Anthony LaPaglia, Kathryn Erbe Will Star in ‘Checkers’
The Tony Award winner Anthony LaPaglia will play Richard Nixon and Kathryn Erbe (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) will play Pat Nixon in the world premiere of Douglas McGrath’s play “Checkers” this fall at Off Broadway’s Vineyard Theater, executives there announced on Friday. The play, set during the 1952 presidential election, is a character study of Nixon (then the Republican nominee for vice president) as well as a rendering of the Nixon marriage in a moment of crisis, as he delivered his so-called Checkers speech addressing allegations of financial improprieties.
Mr. LaPaglia won the Tony for best actor in a play in 1998 as Eddie Carbone in that season’s Broadway revival of “A View from the Bridge”; his last stage role in New York was in the 2010 Broadway revival of “Lend Me a Tenor.” Ms. Erbe, whose television credits also include “Oz,” and who is a member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company ensemble in Chicago, was nominated for a featured Tony in 1991 for “The Speed of Darkness.”
“Checkers” will be directed by another Steppenwolf ensemble member, Terry Kinney, who is divorced from Ms. Erbe. Mr. Kinney directed the Broadway play “reasons to be pretty” in 2009.
The production’s other cast members are Kelly Coffield Park, Joel Marsh Garland, Kevin O’Rourke, John Ottovino, Mark Shanahan, Lewis J. Stadlen and Robert Stanton. The playwright, Mr. McGrath, shared an Academy Award nomination with Woody Allen for best original screenplay for their 1994 movie “Bullets Over Broadway.” Mr. McGrath also wrote and directed the 1996 film adaptation of “Emma,” which starred Gwyneth Paltrow.
“Checkers” is scheduled to begin preview performance on Oct. 12 and open on Oct. 28.

So funny that Terry Kinney will direct Checkers.

It’s 1952. A young Richard Nixon is campaigning as his party’s candidate for Vice-President, his wife Pat proudly at his side, when an accusation of financial impropriety almost ends his promising career. In a momentous speech, he takes charge of his fate, and changes the character of American politics forever. CHECKERS is a revelatory look at Nixon’s drive, history and most surprisingly, his marriage to Pat – all of which are explored with insight, blistering wit and unexpected tenderness. A gripping new play from Douglas McGrath, author of such noted films as INFAMOUS and EMMA. Directed by Terry Kinney (REASONS TO BE PRETTY, AFTER ASHLEY).

OCT 12- NOV 18

Visit Vineyard Theater for more news and ticket information.

Set build begins for CHECKERS

Friday, September 7, 2012

Filming SVU - 9/7

Law and Order: SVU is filming at 31st Ave and Vernon Blvd in Long Island City. Also filming around 11th St and 36th Ave in LIC

Ice T twittered the first photo of Kathryn on set.

SVU behind the scenes..


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Filming SVU - 9/6

Yeah, I saw at TheReel at Kathryn's SVU episode "Acceptable Loss" is filmed NOW.

Yesterday the crew worked at Chelsea Piers (but I also saw a tweet that they where at  John Jay College at 5pm).

Today the SVU team will film at 48th St and 12th Ave, also filming around 52nd-59th and 10th/11th Ave in NYC, see OLV.

I try to post the different film locations of the next days. When remembering the CI episode plan there will be 8 days of shooting.

Let's cross our fingers for a few on set photos. I can't wait to see Kathryn working again.

SVU News

By Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams, TV GUIDE 
Published 9:14 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2012
I'm excited for Kathyrn Erbe to come to SVU. What can you tell me about her visit? - Jessica
Although Erbe's reprising her role as Detective Eames from Criminal Intent, she is now working with Homeland Security as part of a joint task force investigating terrorists. She'll meet up with Benson & Co. when the terrorists are connected to a sex-trafficking ring. Executive producer Warren Leight (who ran CI for several seasons) says he was struck by the characters' similarities. "These are two women who had long-term partnerships with difficult guys," Leight says. "These are two people who've been underestimated - who've worked just as hard, just as long -and people don't quite get how good they are." But those people will have ample opportunity to see what they've been missing: Leight promises Erbe will be back at least once later in the season.

I would love to know when they film Kathryn's episode. I assume somewhere in the next weeks. The two hour double opener episode was wrapped a few days ago and I think they are now filming the third episode. Ep #4 will be next.

P.S. yeah to at least one more SVU episode with Kathryn. It's so great to get Alex back.